Voting Terms In French

Voting Terms in French

Ce candidat ne parle pas la langue de bois.

This candidate isn’t speaking out of both sides of his mouth.

French words about voting – mots à propos du vote

Voting Terms in French

  1. absentee ballot …. m …. bulletin de vote par correspondance
  2. absentee vote  …. m/ø …. vote/r par correspondance
  3. absentee voting …. m/ø …. vote/r par procuration
  4. abstention …. f …. abstention
  5. act …. f …. loi votée
  6. affiliation  …. f …. inscription à un parti
  7. ballot …. m …. bulletin de vote, scrutin
  8. ballot box …. f …. urne
  9. bill …. m …. projet de loi
  10. campaign …. f …. campagne
  11. candidate …. m/f …. candidat/e
  12. constitution …. f …. constitution
  13. debate …. m …. débat
  14. democrat …. m/f …. démocrate
  15. election …. f …. élection
  16. election by majority vote …. m …. scrutin majoritaire
  17. electoral system …. m …. mode de scrutin
  18. filibuster …. f …. obstruction parlementaire
  19. five-year mandate …. m …. quinquennat
  20. grassroots …. m …. mouvement populaire
  21. help, endorsement …. m …. soutien
  22. incumbent …. m/f …. sortant/e
  23. left-wing …. ø …. à/de gauche
  24. looser, defeated …. m/f …. perdant/e
  25. majority …. f …. majorité
  26. minority …. f …. minorité
  27. nominee …. m/f …. candidat/e désigné/e
  28. number …. m …. chiffre
  29. opponent …. m/f …. adversaire
  30. party …. m …. parti
  31. platform …. m …. programme
  32. political stance, stand …. m …. bord
  33. poll …. m …. sondage, bureau de vote
  34. popularity rating …. f …. cote de popularité
  35. precinct …. f …. circonscription
  36. primaries …. f …. primaires, élection des candidats à la candidature                
  37. proportional representation …. m …. scrutin proportionnel
  38. protest, blank vote …. m …. vote blanc
  39. rate …. m …. taux, pourcentage
  40. reform …. f …. réforme
  41. republican …. m//f …. républicain/e
  42. result …. m …. résultat
  43. right-wing …. ø …. à/de droite
  44. round of voting …. m …. tour
  45. special correspondent  …. m//f …. envoyé/e spécial/e
  46. supporter …. m/f …. sympathisant/e
  47. term …. m …. mandat
  48. to campaign, to actively participate in a cause …. ø …. militer
  49. to cast a vote …. ø …. voter
  50. to change stance politically …. ø …. retourner sa veste
  51. to check the ballot …. ø …. cocher le bulletin
  52. to count the votes …. ø …. dépouiller le scrutin, les votes
  53. to loose …. ø …. perdre
  54. to predict …. ø …. prédire
  55. to prove, to show …. ø …. démontrer
  56. to run …. ø …. mener
  57. to run for office …. ø …. se présenter aux élections
  58. to speak out of both sides of one’s mouth, to use double talk, stonewall …. ø …. parler/pratiquer la langue de bois
  59. to vote …. ø …. voter
  60. to win …. ø …. gagner
  61. veto …. m …. véto
  62. victory …. f …. victoire
  63. void vote …. m …. vote nul
  64. vote for Mickey Mouse …. m …. vote blanc
  65. voter, potential voter …. m/f …. électeur, électrice
  66. voting booth …. m …. isoloir
  67. voting card[1] …. f …. carte d’électeur, électrice
  68. write-in vote …. m …. vote hors scrutin

[1] French people must register – without stating their political leaning – at the town hall in order to cast their vote

Note

. abstention: to not go and vote

. vote blanc: a vote for nobody on the list. Voters bring their own blank ballot.

. vote nul: invalid ballot (with writing on it, torn, etc.)

Quiz - Voting Terms

Choisissez la bonne réponse. Pick the right answer.
    There are more female voters than male voters in this neighborhood.
    There are eleven candidates in the presidential elections.
    Their voting card is no longer valid.
    There will be three voting booths in the voting room.
    She just changed her political stance.
    He had forgotten to check the ballot.
    The ballot box won’t be big enough, I think, for all voters.
    The presidential mandate is a five-year term in France.
    The incumbent president is still in power for 2 weeks.
    This man is a supporter of the Socialist Party.

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